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Manual of California Vegetation
Title: Manual of California Vegetation
Creator: California Native Plant Society = CNPS
Publisher: University of California, Davis
Abstract: The following website describes a classification of vegetation developed by the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). It is a digital version of the book A Manual of California Vegetation published through the Society. A Manual of California Vegetation (MCV) is out of print. The information in this website encompasses virtually all of the information in the book with the exception of the literature citations. The book also has the advantage of higher resolution color photography than is possible through the web. Since the publication of the book in late 1995 a number of agencies and organizations have adopted the MCV classification. These include the California Department of Fish and Game, US. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the US Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division. The classification developed in the Manual of California Vegetation is being refined and amended. Currently, major quantitative revisions are being developed for large portions of the California deserts and refinement is on-going on U.S. Forest Service lands and National Park Service lands. Through a joint effort of the CNPS and several state and federal agencies new information on disturbance regimes and successional states of vegetation is being developed for each vegetation description. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Treatments of plants by specific continents, countries, localities (581.9)
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Spatial coverage: Great Basin and Pacific Slope region of United States, Pacific Coast
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2008-09-24
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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